Date, time and location of theft: 9th October 2016 15:13 Giovanni's Restaurant, The Hayes, Cardiff, Wales, UK
This video shows the man who stole my bag and brought it into the Chuch next door to rummage through. This was reported to the police as soon as possible - in fact, within the half hour. Policemen in a car opposite Cardiff Central Library told me there was nothing they could do about it and I had to call 112 to report it, which was free (the number is NOT free).
The case was badly investigated, including me being told the man's house would be search only to seemingly being met with confusion a month or 2 later by a member of the police in charge of my case, telling me he never told me the house wuld be search. I have since told him the lady who took my statement did and received no response. The investigation felt very slow overall. It was not fast enough. They arrested this man, who said he brought the bag into the hurch in good faith but released him after they said they can't prove what he's saying is false.
Please, if you have any information, let me know. To clarify, I got the bag back, after seeing it in the doorwy of the Church, by pure chance, as I did not know why anyone there would know anything. I assumed the bag would have either been turned in to the restaurant it was in the sitting area of if someone thought it needed to be turned in, by pure common sense or the thief would've run off wth it down the street. My bag was on the floor opened, with my water bottle outside of it (which I have kept, in case the police needed it to take fingerprints, though they never asked for the bag or the bottle, so they could take fingerprints. In fact, taking fingerprints were never mentioned to me at all). Here are the items I found were missing, instantly and over time:
A plastic bag containing jewelery: TARDIS necklace, 3 TARDIS ear-rings, dangly silver coloured "disco-ball" ear-rings from H&M, gold coloured prism-type shaped 3D ear-rings, Harry Potter Deathly Hallows necklace
Everything from the coin compartment of my purse, including: Doctor Who Experience Souvenir coin from London 2011, £3 - £4 of change and an ear-ring.
Samsung phone charger - damaged at the end. The black material had come off a bit, so that the white was showing.
Other things I can't find anywhere since the theft:
Grey Samsung flip phone
Blue & white snowflake gloves
There was a "David Hanlon" who said he brought in and when he did, the water bottle was already out of the bag... As you can see from this clip, when the man in this video takes the bag, no water bottle is already out of the bag...
These things cost a lot to replace and money I do not have. I bought these things over time. Furthermore, this experience has had an impact on my wellbeing and the way I live, negatively. All I was trying to do was work for a few hours for minimum wage somewhere, so I'd have enough money to pay for my Uni course first term & for food & drink & all the basics, while this theft happened. I brought my things out with me, as the sign is massive and tricky to bring back inside the shop, through the arcade just to have a drink or some food. Also, as it's a 4-hour shift, there is no break, so if I spent some time taking a drink of water or eating, that time could possibly be added to more time I have to work. For example, if I spend 5 minutes to utilise the lavatory, a 12h00 - 16h00 shift could become end at 16h05 instead and on Sundays everything shuts at 17h00, so time is tight to purchase any necessities before going back home. So, if you have any information, please let me know.